A STUDY OF ENTREPRENEURIAL INTENTIONS AMONG BUSINESS AND COMMERCE GRADUATES: EVIDENCE FROM PUBLIC SECTOR UNIVERSITIES

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Volume 15 Issue 2 2019

Author(s):

Dr. Sadia Anwer
Institute of Commerce, University of Sindh, Jamshoro
sadia.memon@usindh.edu.pk

Dr. Javed Ahmed Chandio
Institute of Commerce, University of Sindh, Jamshoro
javedahmedchandio@hotmail.com,

Muhammad Ashraf
Faculty of Management Sciences, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur
. professycom@yahoo.com

Abstract Developing nations, like Pakistan, have been espousing a host of several economic challenges. Finding a job for an educated person is hard. The governments of these nations are struggling with the scarcity of resources to accommodate the young human capital. Hence under such perplexing conditions, the finding and earning a source of bread and butter under the name of entrepreneurship has been considered as the best solution to the challenge. However, being an entrepreneur in a country like Pakistan requires several cool capabilities and attitudes. The educational pattern in Pakistan is shaping the youngsters to meet the challenges of the job market, by replacing them with an entrepreneurial attitude. This study is, therefore, has attempted to investigate the relationship between business and commerce graduates’ personality traits and entrepreneurial traits. In this regard, the shreds of evidence have gathered from the public sector universities of Sindh, which is imparting professional and academic excellence to the lower-middle-class population of the province. Using the Partial Least Squire approach the gathered data was analyzed. The results revealed that Goals and aspirations significantly predicted the entrepreneurial intention among business and commerce graduates. However Big-5 personality and Risk-taking attitude did not influence the entrepreneur’s intention. The findings of the study will add value to this existing entrepreneurial literature, in Pakistani particularly the Sindh context.
Keywords Entrepreneurial Intention, Big-5 Personality traits, expectancy-value theory, Sindh, Pakistan.
Year 2019
Volume 15
Issue 2
Type Research paper, manuscript, article
Recognized by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, HEC
Category "Y"
Journal Name IBT Journal of Business Studies
Publisher Name ILMA University
Jel Classification -
DOI https://doi.org/10.46745/ilma.ibtjbs.2019.152.09
ISSN no (E, Electronic) 2409-6520
ISSN no (P, Print) 2415-8393
Country Pakistan
City Karachi
Institution Type University
Journal Type Open Access
Manuscript Processing Blind Peer Reviewed
Format PDF
Paper Link http://ibtjbs.ilmauniversity.edu.pk/journal/jbs/15.2/9.pdf